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Medical Emergency at Training Claims D.C. Firefighter

Firefighter was stricken while training last week

Darcy Spencer and Gina Gook, NBC Washington with permission

WASHINGTON (NBC Washington) – A 48-year-old firefighter died in Sunday days after suffering a medical emergency at the D.C. Fire and EMS training facility in Southwest, fire officials confirm to News4.

“It is with great sadness and sorrow that I am informing you of the passing of Technician Alex Graham from Engine Company 21,” D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean said in a statement.

Graham suffered a “critical medical emergency” on Thursday. It’s not yet clear what sort of illness or injury he suffered.

Dean said staff and physicians at George Washington University Hospital did all they could to help Graham.

“I, along with the Department’s command staff, the leadership from IAFF Local 36 and members of the DC Firefighter Burn Foundation are now with Technician Graham’s loved ones and relatives, and we will all share funeral arrangements as soon as we know more,” Dean said.

Gram joined D.C. Fire and EMS in 2002.